On June 29 the Church honors the apostles Peter and Paul. We pray that we will be faithful to the teaching and grace handed down from the apostles. At the heart of that faith “that comes to us from the apostles” is the teaching on the sanctity of life. The fact that God cares for human life is the basis of all he does for us; the fact that he has entrusted us to the care of each other is the basis for all we do for each other.
Peter and Paul had relied on the Lord to sustain them in many battles. That true of the Church throughout the ages. Yet “the gates of hell will not prevail.” These words apply well to the battles to defend a culture of life against a culture of death.